I was listening to an interview with Nikola Tesla this morning here where he mentions that “black is the true face of light,” and it inspired this poem! I have also just finished editing my novella, “The Light in the Cave,” (releasing on Kindle on 2/27), and my spoon-bending scene in the last chapter managed to seep into this write. I very much agree with Tesla when he says, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
Empty space awaken
emerge from black pupils
of curious eyes,
I have this inexplicable
longing to think…
a stubborn sixth
sense that beats like a drum
tangy stars while they spin
in your spoon
on your lips,
in a boiling black sky,
you stir it now –
and if I can just keep my
focus on your
then I’ll bend every spoon,
I hope you don’t mind –
we are but two parallel lines
destined to meet
we’ll kiss the black sky
till she blushes
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36 thoughts on “Black is the True Face of Light”
I enjoyed the mathematical references a lot, I love that you inserted them so they sound both coy and innocent at the same time.
Thanks, I appreciate your feedback and so glad you enjoyed it! 💓
Love is energy, frequency, vibration — especially in the dark! Delightful round here.
I agree, thanks so much, Brendan! 🖤💫🖤
That was so original, intricate, mystical, intimate and deep…a lovely start, I wasn’t quite sure if an ‘s’ was missing in that first stanza….
Thanks, Ain, so happy you enjoyed this. The first line, I was writing as a sort of command, “Empty space awaken,” as if it’s a call, but in the process of awakening, if you were thinking about the word awaken as awaken(s). 💓
Ah yes, thank you…I was wondering..and didn’t want to intrude…but I had to confirm for myself…lovely poem..
No intrusion, I am always open to discussions, thanks Ain! 🥰
“if I can just keep my
focus on your
tongue, slurping …
then I’ll bend every spoon …”
I especially like this section.
Thanks, Shawna, I think the frequency raises a bit there myself, 😆🖤💫
This is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous writing Tricia 😀 I especially admire; “tangy stars while they spin in your spoon on your lips, in a boiling black sky,” .. wow!!
Thanks, Sanaa! I think I’m craving some tomato soup on this snowy day! 😆Appreciate you hosting! 💞
Gorgeous poetry, Tricia! Love this one! 💖
Thanks for reading, Jeff!! 💓
You’re welcome, Tricia! It’s always my pleasure. 💖
Whimsical, and inquisitive poem much line your upcoming amazing book I cannot wait to have in my hands Tricia!
Thanks, Cindy, appreciate your reading! 💖
It’s my pleasure Tricia! 💖
Until the sky grins… and turns pink…. yes. do that. This is lovely. thanks.
Thanks, Selma, glad you enjoyed! 🥰
I enjoyed the math and science in this. Also, the line ending in sixth made me think music intervals.
A unique romantic poem, Tricia!
And congratulations again on your book!
Thanks, Merril! Listening to the Tesla interview really brought the math, science and music to mind since he spoke on all that. 💞
You’re welcome! 😊
A unique combination of mathematics and love! Lovely 🙂
Appreciate your comment! 💖
Nice one. Luv that is full of motion never at a standstill
Thanks, Gillena! 💓
I love the theme, which chimes well with your novella: congratulations on finishing! 🥳🤩🎉
Yes, I think I’m still drawn to metaphysical topics! Thanks, Ingrid! 💖
This is so original and I love how you came to that inspiration… it made me think of Einstein with those parallel lines that may bend in the presence of gravity…
Thanks so much, Bjorn! Did you know that in Euclidean geometry parallel lines will meet and touch at infinity as their slope is the same? I think Einstein and Tesla were intriguing and inspire my muse! 💖
Of course… and I see parallel very much in the concept of a Riemann sphere where every complex) number is projected on a small sphere, and distance to infinity is always close.
I remembered you studied Physics after I wrote that, haha! I studied numerology. Probably not the same, haha!
I think 300 years ago if might have been a bit related 🙂
Yes, probably so, I studied hermetics some too. 💫